The 2014 rolled into the I.E. for the first time ever this past weekend and apparently there are no skaters in the IE. Actually just a couple local rippers showed up so the rest of the crowd came from far and wide. As we planned it, the weather was ideal and the competition took place under a great evening as the sunset.
There was some heavy skating going as I rolled up and many were already ready to go, but there was quite a bit of time before the official action was to commence. The skaters kept rolling in and got their practice, worked on some final maneuvers to bring home the prizes. Practice was official about 5:30 and runs for the 50 and over division started about 6pm. The group went off without a hitch. Eddie Hadvina is a monster of consistency and is rarely beaten and he took this contest by a wide margin.
Here’s some proof:
Scott Hostert – Big guy skating hard in a little pool!
We only had one entrant in the 30 division, arriving just as we were writing off the whole generation behind the 40-49 year olds. Zack Mayall showed up with a guaranteed 1st place finish and joined in the 40-49 heat just for kicks and so he didn’t have to do a demo on his own.
The 40-49 division is pretty fat and we need to cut it in half probably, but its too late this year since overall scoring is already in place. Don’t get your hopes up, but next year we’ll probably split it down the middle. Anyhow, the 40-49 year old were up and they got split into two heats. I put myself up first so no one would complain about having that unenvious spot in the line-up. Shit went down! The bowl got ripped harder then I thought it was going to. So many guys can handle it in there that it could have been anyone’s to take. Dan Colburn was really firing like we hadn’t seen before and did more than anyone else in our division and rightfully took 1st place. Dave Davenport was going to stay on everything no matter what, but he looked like he wasn’t making much effort, smoothness earned 2nd place.
We all owe many thanks to everyone who helps out putting this FREE event on and all our sponsors who support Skateboarding by us Old Guys. Especially Powell Peralta / Bones Wheels who give us a ton of product to give out at each event!! A big thanks to the Fontana Skatepark for their support and staying a little late for us to clean up on a Saturday night.
Next stop is Santa Monica on August 16th. See you there.